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Personal MBA

Josh Kaufman sent me his new book  The Personal MBA.  His “Personal MBA” started out as list of recommended reading for someone who wanted to really learn how business works, but wasn’t sure an MBA was really worth it.

5 Simple Ways to Reboot Your Family

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Sherri Kruger of Zen Family Habits. Is your family stuck in a rut? Are you bored? Do you find yourself wondering how you got so far off track? You’re not alone! All families go through times like these occasionally.

Top Freelance Jobs from Job Board – Week 1, April

Looking for a new client? The FreelanceSwitch job board is a great resource of freelance gigs and opportunities. These opportunities are in various fields, from development to writing to design, and come from a wide range of potential clients.

Rack for Shoes

Materials: OMSORG Description: This rack is for those shoes you have to use every day. You need the Omsorg shoe tree. Remove the plastic end. Take a square-shaped timber (40 x 40 mm), length 30 cm for one pair of shoes. Drill holes with a diameter of 10 mm. You have to insert a metal made wire with a diameter of 2 or 3 mm into the clip of Omsorg. That is for stabilization of the clip.

Reader Mailbag: Conjunctivitis

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Where to keep emergency funds? 2. Catching up on retirement savings 3. Negative items on credit report 4. Head over heels 5. Helping a child in trouble 6. Preparing for career switch 7. Renting in retirement 8.

Easily hang an organized photo gallery with The PerfectPicturewall

While at Michaels a few weeks ago, I discovered they have a “Hang Your Own Gallery” picture frame system. You buy a template (about $4) and pick frames to work with the template (a couple hundred dollars or more, based on the frames you choose) to create the gallery. Each of the frames has a letter on it and you coordinate different letters to the template to design your gallery.

Getting Real: Dropping F-Bombs For Pleasure and Profit

This has been coming for a while…I’ve danced around the issue in the past. But a recent brilliant post entitled—The Short Sweet Guide to Being Fucking Awesome—by my friend Julien Smith, the co-author of New York Times bestselling Trust Agents, made me revisit it and explore it on a deeper level.It’s about language, transparency, attention and connection.

Earring holder

Materials: DOKUMENT letter tray Description: Having lots of hook earrings I was looking for somewhere to hang then cause they always get tangled into each other. I had seen the mesh system stapled into a picture frame but I didn't feel like crafting. A quick scan on my office and I found the perfect solution. Dokument on its side!

Earning, Spending, and Saving: The Building Blocks of Personal Finance

Note: This article is part of Financial Literacy Month at Get Rich Slowly. A couple of weeks ago, Robert Brokamp explained how living below your means is like saving for retirement twice. On the surface, his advice was pretty conventional: The more you save today, the more you’ll have tomorrow.

Simple Problem Solving: The Solution Within the Problem

Sometimes I have a problem I just can’t seem to solve. Like the other day when I left my car at a friends house and had no way to get to my appointment across town. I tried calling friends for a ride, but no one was picking up.

Marriage as a Master Mind

A couple of months ago we discussed about the concept of “Master Minds.” If you remember, the idea of Master Minds was popularized by success guru, Napoleon Hill. Hill believed that when two or more minds came together with positive energy, a definite aim, and complete harmony, a “third mind,” was formed.

The GRS Garden Project: March 2011 Update

Welcome to the GRS Garden Project. Every month, my wife and I track how much time and money we spend growing food. This is the report for March 2011. (Here are the results for 2008 and the results for 2009. We rested in 2010.) March is usually a time for Kris and me to get back to work in the garden. The weather warms, and we get to watch as our first sprouts poke through the soil. This year?

Review: Eat That Frog!

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance or other book of interest. Also available is a complete list of the hundreds of book reviews that have appeared on The Simple Dollar over the years. A few months ago, I reviewed Brian Tracy’s book Goals!, which was a solid primer on setting specific goals for yourself.

A year ago on Unclutterer

2010 Unitasker Wednesday: The mushroom brushOh, mushroom brush, you have confused me for years.